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From Friend to Foe: Toxicity Trade-Offs Govern Staphylococcus aureus Infection Severity.

Richardson LA - PLoS Biol. (2015)

Bottom Line: The life-threatening human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus experiences an evolutionary tug-of-war between highly toxic strains, which are better able to transmit between hosts and less toxic strains which are better at infecting a single host.Read the Research Article.

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Affiliation: Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America.

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The life-threatening human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus experiences an evolutionary tug-of-war between highly toxic strains, which are better able to transmit between hosts and less toxic strains which are better at infecting a single host. Read the Research Article.

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Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).S. aureus is a ubiquitous commensal bacterium and an opportunistic pathogen. When it acquires antibiotic resistance genes, it is extremely difficult to treat. Image credit: NIAID.
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pbio.1002230.g001: Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).S. aureus is a ubiquitous commensal bacterium and an opportunistic pathogen. When it acquires antibiotic resistance genes, it is extremely difficult to treat. Image credit: NIAID.

Mentions: Staphylococcus aureus is a nearly ubiquitous bacterium. Most of the time, it lives quietly and unnoticed as a member of the microbiota on your skin and in your nose. However, S. aureus—or “staph” as it is commonly known—is an opportunistic pathogen, switching from friend to foe when it gets the chance. Some staph infections can be mild, local infections while in other instances it can lead to severe, life-threatening cases of pneumonia and bacteremia (blood infection) (Fig 1).


From Friend to Foe: Toxicity Trade-Offs Govern Staphylococcus aureus Infection Severity.

Richardson LA - PLoS Biol. (2015)

Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).S. aureus is a ubiquitous commensal bacterium and an opportunistic pathogen. When it acquires antibiotic resistance genes, it is extremely difficult to treat. Image credit: NIAID.
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pbio.1002230.g001: Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).S. aureus is a ubiquitous commensal bacterium and an opportunistic pathogen. When it acquires antibiotic resistance genes, it is extremely difficult to treat. Image credit: NIAID.
Mentions: Staphylococcus aureus is a nearly ubiquitous bacterium. Most of the time, it lives quietly and unnoticed as a member of the microbiota on your skin and in your nose. However, S. aureus—or “staph” as it is commonly known—is an opportunistic pathogen, switching from friend to foe when it gets the chance. Some staph infections can be mild, local infections while in other instances it can lead to severe, life-threatening cases of pneumonia and bacteremia (blood infection) (Fig 1).

Bottom Line: The life-threatening human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus experiences an evolutionary tug-of-war between highly toxic strains, which are better able to transmit between hosts and less toxic strains which are better at infecting a single host.Read the Research Article.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America.

ABSTRACT
The life-threatening human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus experiences an evolutionary tug-of-war between highly toxic strains, which are better able to transmit between hosts and less toxic strains which are better at infecting a single host. Read the Research Article.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus